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Simon Saradzhyan
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Simon Saradzhyan is a research fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center and member of U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism. Prior to joining the Belfer Center he had worked as a journalist and a researcher in Russia for 15 years.

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Photos of Bearded Armed Men in Ukraine Are No Smoking Gun

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 1:26 PM

A number of international media outlets have recently circulated what Ukrainian government claimed to have been damning evidence of presence of Russian special forces (spetsnaz) in Eastern Ukraine.

One collection of photos seemed to be particularly convincing. According to Ukraine's interim government, it purports to show one and the same...

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Put Armenia's Choice of Economic Cooperation to Vote

(5) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 7:34 PM

It is unfortunate that decisions of such tremendous importance for the Armenian nation's future, as whether this former Soviet republic should apply for membership in the Customs Union (CU), are prepared and made without asking the Armenian public's opinion.

The decision -- that Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has announced when hosted...

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Are Chechen Immigrants a 'Threat'?

(8) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 8:44 PM

There are still many questions left unanswered as America seeks to understand how the Tsarnaev brothers could have inflicted harm on the innocent people of the country that has granted them shelter, food and education.

But there is one question that should not be asked at all, and that is...

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7 Lessons of Cuban Crisis for Karabakh Conflict

(2) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 1:33 PM

By Simon Saradzhyan and Artur Saradzhyan

The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 stands out as not only one of the most dangerous moments in human history, but also as the most thoroughly researched case of a confrontation between two great powers that ended up being peacefully resolved....

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Russia Presses Ahead With Nuclear Plants After Japan Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 1:42 PM

While Russian authorities saw the recent calamities in Japan as a chance to initiate a rapprochement with the country, Moscow's overtures to Tokyo have received a cool reception. However, Japan's nuclear crisis nonetheless represents an opportunity for Russian policy-makers to take a fresh look at the country's nuclear energy policies...

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